FORESTS = LIFE
Forests cover one third of the global land area and is home of most biodiversity, however the rate of deforestation is estimated at 10 million hectares (14 million football pitch) per year.
When native trees are planted responsibly in degraded areas, a new ecosystem is born, biodiversity emerges and soil contamination decays. This activity creates more opportunities for local people, provides food for villagers, and enhance sources of livelihood, employment and income in the rural areas.
We are seed-partner of the NGO Eden supporting reforestation projects in Haiti and Nepal.
The project in Haiti attempts to change the approach to growing food by introducing agroforestry systems containing a diversity of fruit and nut trees combined with those that provide timber and fuelwood. It helps stabilize the land and increase soil fertility and moisture retention, resulting in higher production of fruits and other agriculture products.
These products can be sold domestically and internationally to increase the household income in one of the most devastated and poorest countries on the planet (SDG 8 Decent work and economic growth).
Nepal is a diverse nation with magnificent snow-capped mountains to the north and hot tropical plains to the south. Chitwan National Park hosts more than 700 species of wildlife, including leopards and the elusive Bengal tiger.
Women empowerment is a core principle and goal for this project in Nepal. In a country where gender inequality is pervasive, the local leadership team is composed entirely of women (SDG 5 Gender equality).
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We only use best-in-class Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) carbon credits to offset CO2 carbon footprint. Those credits are created to support projects that address the United Nations’ Sustainable Developing Goals, which are reducing poverty and famine, affordable and clean energy, improve life below water and on land, among others. Great goals we cannot un-known.
THE POWER OF WIND
Wind turbines onshore rank the second best solution to reverse climate change according to the Project Drawdown.
When this technology is deployed in rural areas, more people have access to services we take for granted, like home lighting and washing machines. Indeed, more than 700 million people have no access to electricity today.
One example, credits from the United Nations to offset your CO2 carbon footprint, support a wind turbine project located in Santa Elena Barillas, Guatemala, which provides clean electricity to 20,000 families. This new infrastructure preserves natural resources while provides local communities with employment, health and education.